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Heat and Threat of Wildfires Blaze on in Australia
Published: January 11th, 2013, Last Updated: January 11th, 2013
As Climate Central reported on Wednesday, a delayed monsoon is helping to heat Australia to record levels, with weather forecasters adding new colors onto weather maps to indicate temperatures up to 129°F. While the wildfires have diminished some, the heat is forecast to return to Queensland and other areas during the weekend into early next week, and the fire danger remains "extreme" in some places, such as the capital region surrounding Canberra. In addition, a photogenic, otherworldy dust storm swept into the town of Onslow in Western Australia, leading to some amazing images.